The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 56 72 68
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -4
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 280 221 272
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.60% 3.27% 3.77%
As % of the Applications category 28.72% 19.96% 24.91%
Number of salaries quoted 222 178 206
Average salary £27,500 £25,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.84% -7.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £19,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £43,000 £38,200
UK excluding London average salary £29,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -
MS Office
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Applications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
975 1107 1092
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.00% 16.39% 15.12%
Number of salaries quoted 732 879 918
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £20,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,650 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MS Office
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region.

MS Office Salary Trend in the North West

MS Office
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

MS Office Salary Histogram in the North West

MS Office
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +41 134 £27,500 +14.58% 35
Cheshire -17 73 £29,250 -2.50% 22
Merseyside +35 35 £29,000 +26.08% 9
Lancashire 0 29 £22,000 -13.72% 8
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office.

1 467 (73.66%) Microsoft
2 370 (58.36%) MS Excel
3 274 (43.22%) Windows
4 152 (23.97%) Active Directory
5 142 (22.40%) Finance
6 140 (22.08%) ITIL
7 119 (18.77%) Windows 7
8 110 (17.35%) SQL
9 106 (16.72%) Degree
10 93 (14.67%) Analytical Skills
11 92 (14.51%) Project Management
12 89 (14.04%) SQL Server
13 88 (13.88%) Microsoft Certification
14 82 (12.93%) Windows Server 2008
15 77 (12.15%) TCP/IP
16 74 (11.67%) SLA
17 70 (11.04%) MS Exchange
18 67 (10.57%) DNS
18 67 (10.57%) Citrix
18 67 (10.57%) VMware
19 66 (10.41%) Windows XP
20 64 (10.09%) Oracle
20 64 (10.09%) MS PowerPoint
21 59 (9.31%) DHCP
22 55 (8.68%) Legal
23 54 (8.52%) Firewall
24 52 (8.20%) MCP
25 51 (8.04%) VMware Infrastructure
26 49 (7.73%) Cisco
27 48 (7.57%) Windows Server 2012

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 70 (11.04%) MS Exchange
2 40 (6.31%) SharePoint
3 37 (5.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (2.21%) IBM Notes
6 12 (1.89%) IIS
7 11 (1.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 10 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (1.42%) CMS
10 8 (1.26%) Joomla!
11 7 (1.10%) SAS
11 7 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (0.95%) Lync
13 5 (0.79%) OpenEdge
14 4 (0.63%) WorkSite
14 4 (0.63%) Apache
14 4 (0.63%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.47%) NetWeaver
15 3 (0.47%) WordPress
16 2 (0.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 370 (58.36%) MS Excel
2 64 (10.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 45 (7.10%) MS Visio
4 37 (5.84%) MS Project
5 11 (1.74%) Acrobat
6 5 (0.79%) Adobe Captivate
7 4 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.63%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.63%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.32%) Revit
8 2 (0.32%) FastStats
8 2 (0.32%) SketchUp
8 2 (0.32%) SPSS
9 1 (0.16%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 1 (0.16%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.16%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 7 (1.10%) Oracle CRM
2 5 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.79%) Sage 50
3 3 (0.47%) Visualfiles
3 3 (0.47%) CA PPM
3 3 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.16%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.68%) Office 365
2 10 (1.58%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.32%) SmartFocus
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 77 (12.15%) TCP/IP
2 67 (10.57%) DNS
3 59 (9.31%) DHCP
4 54 (8.52%) Firewall
5 41 (6.47%) LAN
6 37 (5.84%) VPN
7 32 (5.05%) WAN
8 24 (3.79%) Internet
9 23 (3.63%) Wireless
10 20 (3.15%) VLAN
10 20 (3.15%) VoIP
11 16 (2.52%) Network Security
11 16 (2.52%) Ethernet
12 15 (2.37%) NAS
13 13 (2.05%) SAN
13 13 (2.05%) iSCSI
14 11 (1.74%) DECT
14 11 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
15 9 (1.42%) Intranet
15 9 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (14.04%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (2.37%) Crystal Reports
4 15 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (2.05%) Data Mining
6 12 (1.89%) Relational Database
7 10 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (1.26%) MS Access
9 7 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (1.10%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (0.47%) DB2
12 3 (0.47%) MySQL
12 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (1.58%) Visual Studio
2 4 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.47%) JUnit
3 3 (0.47%) JMeter
3 3 (0.47%) Cucumber
3 3 (0.47%) UltraEdit
4 2 (0.32%) Selenium
4 2 (0.32%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.16%) JIRA
5 1 (0.16%) Subversion
5 1 (0.16%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.16%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.16%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.16%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.16%) Ranorex
5 1 (0.16%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 142 (22.40%) Finance
2 55 (8.68%) Legal
3 43 (6.78%) Law
4 32 (5.05%) Manufacturing
5 31 (4.89%) Telecoms
6 27 (4.26%) Marketing
7 16 (2.52%) Retail
8 10 (1.58%) Advertising
8 10 (1.58%) Back Office
9 9 (1.42%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.42%) Multimedia
10 8 (1.26%) Banking
11 5 (0.79%) French Language
11 5 (0.79%) German Language
11 5 (0.79%) Italian Language
11 5 (0.79%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.63%) Billing
12 4 (0.63%) Local Government
13 2 (0.32%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.32%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 208 (32.81%) Analyst
2 69 (10.88%) Service Analyst
3 59 (9.31%) Service Desk Analyst
4 56 (8.83%) Support Analyst
5 48 (7.57%) Support Engineer
6 44 (6.94%) Developer
7 41 (6.47%) IT Support
8 36 (5.68%) 2nd Line Support
9 34 (5.36%) 1st Line Support
9 34 (5.36%) Project Manager
10 33 (5.21%) Business Analyst
11 31 (4.89%) Administrator
12 26 (4.10%) Junior
13 23 (3.63%) Desktop Support
13 23 (3.63%) Team Leader
14 19 (3.00%) Technical Support
15 18 (2.84%) Support Technician
16 17 (2.68%) Help Desk Support
17 16 (2.52%) Graduate
18 15 (2.37%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (6.62%) .NET
2 25 (3.94%) ASP.NET
3 24 (3.79%) HTML
4 15 (2.37%) CSS
5 13 (2.05%) XML
6 12 (1.89%) .NET Framework
7 11 (1.74%) jQuery
8 10 (1.58%) COM
9 7 (1.10%) Entity Framework
10 6 (0.95%) CSS3
10 6 (0.95%) HTML5
10 6 (0.95%) WinForms
10 6 (0.95%) XSLT
11 4 (0.63%) LINQ
11 4 (0.63%) Ajax
11 4 (0.63%) Classic ASP
12 3 (0.47%) EDI
12 3 (0.47%) SAP Basis
13 2 (0.32%) ASP.NET 2.0
13 2 (0.32%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 93 (14.67%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (6.62%) Management Information System
3 32 (5.05%) Computer Science
3 32 (5.05%) Blackberry
4 20 (3.15%) Life Science
5 15 (2.37%) NHS
6 13 (2.05%) Mathematics
6 13 (2.05%) Statistics
7 11 (1.74%) iPhone
8 9 (1.42%) Thin Client
8 9 (1.42%) Fat Client
9 8 (1.26%) iPad
9 8 (1.26%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.10%) Replication
10 7 (1.10%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 5 (0.79%) Social Media
11 5 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.63%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 274 (43.22%) Windows
2 119 (18.77%) Windows 7
3 82 (12.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 66 (10.41%) Windows XP
5 48 (7.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (5.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (5.05%) Linux
8 29 (4.57%) Windows 8
9 25 (3.94%) UNIX
10 22 (3.47%) Windows Vista
11 16 (2.52%) Android
12 14 (2.21%) Apple iOS
12 14 (2.21%) Solaris
13 8 (1.26%) Windows Mobile
14 5 (0.79%) NetWare
15 2 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (22.08%) ITIL
2 92 (14.51%) Project Management
3 43 (6.78%) Change Management
4 40 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
5 39 (6.15%) Time Management
6 38 (5.99%) Agile Software Development
7 36 (5.68%) Business Analysis
8 35 (5.52%) CRM
9 30 (4.73%) Incident Management
10 29 (4.57%) Document Management
10 29 (4.57%) Line Management
11 28 (4.42%) Service Delivery
11 28 (4.42%) Data Analysis
12 27 (4.26%) PRINCE2
13 25 (3.94%) Service Management
14 24 (3.79%) Problem Management
15 20 (3.15%) Disaster Recovery
16 19 (3.00%) ERP
17 18 (2.84%) Digital Marketing
18 17 (2.68%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 110 (17.35%) SQL
2 39 (6.15%) C#
3 28 (4.42%) JavaScript
4 20 (3.15%) VB
5 16 (2.52%) T-SQL
6 14 (2.21%) VBScript
7 11 (1.74%) Java
7 11 (1.74%) C
8 10 (1.58%) PowerShell
8 10 (1.58%) VBA
9 8 (1.26%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.10%) PHP
10 7 (1.10%) VB.NET
11 5 (0.79%) Python
11 5 (0.79%) C++
12 3 (0.47%) Ruby
12 3 (0.47%) Groovy
13 2 (0.32%) Apex Code
13 2 (0.32%) Progress 4GL
13 2 (0.32%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 106 (16.72%) Degree
2 88 (13.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 52 (8.20%) MCP
4 45 (7.10%) MCSE
5 33 (5.21%) MCITP
6 29 (4.57%) MCSA
7 27 (4.26%) CCNA
7 27 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
8 26 (4.10%) MCDST
8 26 (4.10%) Security Cleared
9 20 (3.15%) ITIL Certification
10 17 (2.68%) A+ Certification
10 17 (2.68%) ISEB
11 16 (2.52%) MOS
12 14 (2.21%) SC Cleared
13 11 (1.74%) MCTS
14 9 (1.42%) CCENT
15 8 (1.26%) ISTQB
16 7 (1.10%) CISSP
17 6 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (11.67%) SLA
2 31 (4.89%) QA
3 6 (0.95%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.79%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.16%) HL7
6 1 (0.16%) JSP 440
System Software
1 152 (23.97%) Active Directory
2 51 (8.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.05%) XenApp
4 9 (1.42%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.26%) vSphere
6 6 (0.95%) Xen
6 6 (0.95%) NFS
7 5 (0.79%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.63%) XenServer
9 3 (0.47%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.16%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.16%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 25 (3.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 19 (3.00%) SCCM
3 12 (1.89%) OpenView
4 8 (1.26%) MOM
5 4 (0.63%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.47%) WSUS
7 1 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 467 (73.66%) Microsoft
2 67 (10.57%) Citrix
2 67 (10.57%) VMware
3 64 (10.09%) Oracle
4 49 (7.73%) Cisco
5 27 (4.26%) NetApp
6 25 (3.94%) HP
7 19 (3.00%) Adobe
8 18 (2.84%) CA
9 15 (2.37%) Juniper
9 15 (2.37%) Dell
10 14 (2.21%) Google
10 14 (2.21%) Lotus
10 14 (2.21%) SAP
11 13 (2.05%) Avaya
12 11 (1.74%) Apple
12 11 (1.74%) Sage
13 9 (1.42%) Business Objects
13 9 (1.42%) EMC
14 8 (1.26%) IBM
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